Union Minister Anurag Thakur and BJP MP Parvesh Verma received a notice from Election Commission on Wednesday (January 29, 2020) for their incendiary slogan raised against anti-CAA protestors during two election rallies in Delhi.
The Commission found them violating the Model Code of Conduct and they had given time till 12 PM on 30th January to give reply.
Anurag thakur who is the Union Minister of State for Finance received the notice as he was asking the crowd to say “goli maaro” i.e. shoot down the traitors in a widely shared video. He had to give the answer to EC before Thursday noon (January 30, 2020).
West Delhi's BJP MP Parvesh Verma said, “what happened in Kashmir with Kashmiri Pandits could happen in Delhi," warning that lakhs of anti-CAA protesters in Shaheen Bagh could enter homes to kill and rape women. He also threatened them by saying that “it will take the BJP only an hour to clear off the protests in the area.”
The Delhi Chief Election Office (CEO) submitted the report to EC against Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma for their ‘Provocative’ language while campaigning for BJP due to forthcoming Delhi assembly polls. A senior official of Delhi CEO office said that “The Office of the Delhi CEO has submitted its report to the EC, on the suspected violation of Model Code of Conduct by Anurag Thakur, MP and BJP's star campaigner, for using provocative slogans,"
Author: Aditi Dubey